Liu VX, Bhimarao M, Greene JD, Manickam RN, Martinez A, Schuler A, Barreda F, Escobar GJ
To characterize the signs and symptoms of sepsis, compare them with those from simple infection and other emergent conditions and evaluate their association with hospital outcomes.
Design, Setting, Participants, and Intervention:
A multicenter, retrospective cohort study of 408,377 patients hospitalized through the emergency department from 2012 to 2017 with sepsis, suspected infection, heart failure, or stroke. Infected patients were identified based on Sepsis-3 criteria, whereas noninfected patients were identified through diagnosis codes.